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Warm Welcome at Los Alamos Market

Los Alamos Market y Cocina sits in the middle of the  Westside area in Kansas City, Missouri. Located at 1667 Summit Street, it is within walking distance of downtown or the Crossroads District. Since 2001, Los Alamos Market has occupied this corner. Nearby residents and visitors enjoy a variety of locally owned restaurants and shops.Continue reading

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Cabela’s – A Rainy Day Alternative

 Cabela’s, while being a sporting goods store, has the visual interest to be a good rainy day alternative. It is large enough to be used to while away a couple of hours, and has a wide range of displays to keep everyone engaged. From the time you see the store off of I-435 & I-70 in Kansas City, Kansas, you can tell it is all about the outdoors. There is a bronze statue of elks overlooking an outdoor pond, which is frequently used for fishing demonstrations. Once you enter this over sized log cabin, you step into a visual paradise.Continue reading

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Gamers Welcome at Moon Marble Company

On a beautiful Saturday morning, we sat in a room attached to the back of the Moon Marble Company in Bonner Springs, Kansas. We were not alone, as a crowd had gathered for a unique demonstration. Soon we were joined by Bruce Breslow, who was there to create a marble before our eyes. I had never given much thought to how marbles were produced, but imagined an assembly line process. What we were there to witness was an artisan creating one of a kind masterpieces.Continue reading

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Quirky Finds at Easy, Tiger

It is amazing to hear the background stories from some of the businesses around town. People can be very inventive when they launch a start-up, and if successful, the business may slowly transform into something almost unrecognizable. Such is the case for Easy, Tiger located in the West Bottoms. The premise of the company started with delivering greeting cards. Not your average frilly, and sugary-sweet type of greeting cards. Their product has sarcastic overtones, and comes emblazoned with retro style graphics. The end result usually brings a smile to the face of the giver and receiver, so the cards accomplish their purpose. They just do it with a twist.Continue reading